Manuel Pérez, Jr Memorial Plaza
PFC. Manuel Pérez Jr.
Medal of Honor Recipient
The Manuel Pérez, Jr. Plaza in Chicago’s Little Village was dedicated April 25, 1981 by the American Legion Post 1017 and Mayor Jane Byrne. The plaza is owned by CDOT but is open for use by the entire community of Little Village. SSA25 is working to revitalize the space by improving lighting, adding programming and promoting the use of the space. The Chamber hosts an annual tree lighting in December and the El Grito 5K begins its annual run here the morning of the Mexican Independence Day Parade.